Rice University IV DRIP
The IV DRIP is a monitor created by engineers at Rice University to monitor intravenous dehydration relief.
The IV DRIP is a monitor for intravenous dehydration relief in pediatric medicine. It is a completely mechanical device to monitor the volume flow rate from the IV. This product is in prototype phase.
Unknown (though cost for manufacture is from 20 to 80 USD)
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Nurses and Health Care Workers
IV drip is currently in the prototype stage. It was constructed by students at Rice University out of steel, aluminum, and plastic components with machinery found in a standard machine shop.
The designers have not yet selected the IP strategy.
The designers have not yet selected their user provision model.
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The IV DRIP is a completely mechanical device for monitoring flow by regulating volume discharge. The flow is controlled using a system of counterweights which is based upon the design of a mousetrap. This system creates a kink in the IV tubing in order to stop fluid flow. It also ensures that the IV bag remains sterile.
None available. This product is a prototype.
Approximately 10 years if used twice weekly
No third party testing. Testing has only been conducted by teams at Rice University.
The devices is 97.5% accurate, in sever cases this may not be accurate enough.
There is no academic research at this time. The full design report can be found here.
User interviews and trials at hospitals in Malawi.
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